Nutritional Support - WIC (Women, Infant and Children) - Gunnison and Hinsdale County Department of Health and Human Services
220 N Spruce St
Data Provided By
Western Colorado 2-1-1 - WC 211
Description of Service
Provides the following for pregnant women, new parents, and caregivers with infants and children younger than age five who cannot afford an adequate diet or who have a condition which shows a need for better nutrition:
- Free nutritious groceries
- Personal and online nutrition counseling
- Breastfeeding support (e.g., information, classes, support groups, peer counselors, loaned breast pumps to those exclusively breastfeeding)
- Referrals for assistance with medical, dental, housing needs
Families do not need to be U.S. citizens and will not be asked about legal status.
WIC families receive a debit-type card to purchase milk, cheese, eggs, cereal, juice, vegetables, peanut butter, beans and infant formula in most grocery stores.
Gunnison, Hinsdale County
Call, walk in or go online for more information
- Photo ID
- Proof of Income
- Proof of Residency
Individuals may visit any WIC office and do not need to be a resident of a particular county to receive services in that county.
Colorado PEAK provides a questionnaire that will give people answers about whether or not they may qualify for benefits for programs that provide food assistance, cash assistance, WIC supplemental nutrition benefits, and other types of assistance. Access Colorado PEAK at https://coloradopeak.secure.force.com/
Families with children age 5 or younger, and pregnant and breast feeding women who are at or below 185% poverty level.
Must live in Colorado, be at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level, and meet one of the following criteria:
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding women
- Families (including single fathers, caregivers, etc.) with a child younger than five years old
Women who have miscarried are also eligible for up to six months.
Families already receiving Medicaid, SNAP, or TANF are automatically eligible for WIC.
Pregnant women will be counted as two individuals when determining household size.
2018 - 2019 Monthly Income Guidelines
Household of 1 - $1872 monthly
Household of 2 - $2538 monthly
Household of 3 - $3204 monthly
Household of 4 - $3870 monthly
Household of 5 - $4536 monthly
Household of 6 - $5202 monthly
Household of 7 - $5868 monthly
Household of 8 - $6534 monthly
For each additional household member add $666 (monthly)